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comb jelly

[kohm] /koʊm/
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb.
Also called ctenophore.
1885-90 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for comb jelly
  • Some scientists even doubt that the fossil is in fact that of a comb jelly.
  • And these luminescent particles were released by a comb jelly.
  • More recently, this invasion was tamed by the inadvertent introduction of yet another jellyfish that eats the comb jelly.
British Dictionary definitions for comb jelly

comb jelly

another name for a ctenophore
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comb jelly in Science
comb jelly
See ctenophore.
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